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Peru to Release Truth Commission Report

After two years of study, Peru’s truth commission has finished a nine-volume report on violence between leftist guerrillas and government security forces between 1980 and 2000. Commission investigators have said the report is expected to say that more than 60,000 people disappeared or were killed — far more than the 30,000 victims previously believed. The findings were to be published Thursday. The commission is also expected to say that Shining Path guerrillas were responsible for more deaths than police and military forces. Both sides have been blamed for massacres of indigenous Indian peasants caught in the crossfire. The report will likely recommend reparations to victims, although it’s unclear just how this impoverished nation will pay for it. Full Story

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